Night Urban - Kendal

Part of LOC 2015-16 Winter series

Wed 27 Jan 2016

This is an urban event with start and finish in Library Road.

Type of event: Local, Night, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Sun 14 Feb


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Kendal

Directions / Parking

The SLDC Library Road/Stricklandgate House car park is free after 18.00, but the minimum fee up to then is £3.20 (Long stay - 3 hours).

● Early arrivals may wish to park initially in the nearby Marks & Spencer’s car park (not SLDC) where charges are payable round the clock, £1.20 for 1hr or £2.40 for 2hrs.

●Alternative SLDC parks offering 1 hr for £1.20 then free after 18.00 are Blackhall Road (LA9 4BT) and Booths open air (LA9 4NQ)

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30.

Runners using their own SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and the information accuracy for the results.

Mass start 18.30, but late starters will have a punching start.

Course Information

A single linear course with long and short options, both courses will include butterfly variations.

Courses will close at 20.00 and you must return to Download even if you retire to avoid the event team having to initiate a search at the end of the event.

Please note that for the urban events runners will be using streets where there will also be pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, runners should be considerate and carry some visible reflective material for safety.

A suitable lamp and preferably a spare lamp must be carried.

Remember that you orienteer at your own risk.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Seniors: £4 (with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
Junior & Students: £2

Terrain Description

This is an urban event with only a few small pockets of off-road, so we can expect some fast racing once again.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/planner: Tony Richardson

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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